Repurposed Ikat Kantha Jacket

AUD 405.00
Blues
Size: XXS/XS

Our one-of-a-kind ikat jacket is kantha-stitched and sewn together from repurposed cotton saris by women in West Bengal who are part of two Fair Trade cooperatives. Cut to an easy dropped-shoulder shape with side pockets that can be pulled through to the other side, making it reversible. Each is unique, varying in pattern and colour.

Repurposed ikat cotton and ikat cotton blend sari cloths. Reversible. Kantha-stitched. Dropped shoulders. Easy long sleeves. Side pockets. Side ties. Each is unique.

Details

Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in India by small groups of women who work in collaboration with a fair trade organisation that supports them in business and marketing. Being hand made, no two are the same.
Read more about the Making of Kantha.

Size & Fit

Easy fit. Length: Low hip. Sleeves: 3/4 length.
Studio model Kelia is 5ft 8in/173cm tall and is wearing a size S/M.

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The Art of Kantha

Kantha, a traditional craft originating in Bangladesh and West Bengal, embodies a rich history of resourcefulness and fine stitchwork. Through intricate rows of running stitch, salvaged cotton from saris and dhotis are brought together to find new life as un-wadded quilts. The word ‘kantha’ is derived from the Sanskrit term for 'rags', a reminder of the repurposed materials from which each piece is crafted.

For generations, women have passed down the art of kantha stitching within their families, creating a tradition that blends practicality with sentimental value. They will often develop their own signature stitch, making every kantha a unique expression of the maker's skill and creativity. The artisans take pride in their unique creations and no two kanthas are ever alike, with designs ranging from geometric to highly decorative.

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